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AVPN Myanmar Social Impact Forum


Chatrium Hotel, 40 Natmauk Road, Tamwe Township, Yangon



Date & time

28 February 2017



28 February 2017


About this event

The Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) will host the AVPN Myanmar Social Impact Forum in Yangon on Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 9:00am – 5:00pm at Chatrium Hotel. This one day Forum will comprise of keynote speeches and plenary discussions that will bring together a broad spectrum of stakeholders from Myanmar and rest of Asia. It will be a valuable platform for exchanging ideas and discussing issues related to impact investment, philanthropy and social enterprises in Myanmar.

Sessions include:
  • Myanmar Social Investment: Highlighting Local Successes
  • Potential for Creating Positive Social Impact in Myanmar
  • Social Investment in Energy Initiatives in Myanmar
  • Finding Finance : Micro-Finance and Impact Investment
Highlighted Speakers
Mr. Martin Pun, Head of CSR, YOMA Strategic Holdings

Martin’s core experience and strength lies in advocacy, branding, marketing and implementing corporate culture in organizations. Recruiting and training quality personal has been his main task. He also represents, Myanmar’s private sector as Board Member for the Myanmar Ministry of Health’s – Myanmar Health Country Coordinating Mechanism (MHCCM). He was previously, the Chief Executive Officer of Serge Pun & Associates (Myanmar) Ltd., which owns and operates over 40 companies.

Mr. Alvin Li, Co-Founder & CEO, GIVO

Alvin is CEO at GIVO, a social media and donation platform for charities. He graduated with First-Class Honors from the Masters in Management at Cambridge University and has studied Medicine at King’s College London. He was the Founder and CEO of a microfinance investment fund, and the National Director of Finance of a UK charity. He has corporate experience as an Analyst at UBS Global Asset Management, and is currently a Member of the Centre for Social Innovation at the University of Cambridge.

U Ken Tun, Chairman and CEO of Parami Energy

Ken Tun founded Parami in 2004 and oversaw its growth into a variety of sectors. He is involved widely on issues concerning the energy sector  and inclusive economic development of Myanmar . He holds an MBA from National University of Singapore and Bachelor of Engineering from Yangon Institute of Technology. He was honored as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.

Event Schedule

Venue: Chatrium Hotel, 40 Natmauk Road, Tamwe Township, Yangon, Myanmar

Time Agenda
08:30 – 09:00 Arrival and Registration
09:00 – 09:15 Introduction by Naina Subberwal Batra, CEO, Asian Venture Philanthropy Network
09:15 – 09:45 Opening Keynote: Corporate Impact & Nation-Building in Myanmar

  • Mr. Martin Pun, Head of CSR, YOMA Strategic Holdings
09:45 – 11:00 Panel 1: Myanmar Social Investment: Highlighting Local Successes

  • Moderator : Kyaw Kyaw Hlaing, Chairman, SMART Group of Companies
  • Mr. Sandy Chapman, Head of Public Affairs & Communications, Coca-Cola, Myanmar
  • Daw Ni Ni Myint, Head of Partnerships Development, ActionAid Myanmar
  • Daw Yu Wai Maung, Head of CSR, KBZ Group
  • Asst. Professor Dr. Jeff Markuns, Executive Director, Boston University Family Medicine Global Health Collaborative & Founding Partner, Myanmar Medical Empowerment Project with Shin Kong Life Foundation
11:00 – 11:30 Tea Break
11:30 – 12:45 Panel 2: Potential for Creating Positive Social Impact in Myanmar

  • Moderator: Ma Cherry Trivedi, Founder and Managing Director, Ayuroma International Pte. Ltd
  • U Aung Naing Oo, Director General, Directorate of Investment & Company Administration (DICA)
  • Ms. Josephine Price, Co-Founder & Director, Anthem Asia
  • Mr. Oscar Haugejorden, Executive Director, Partnership for Change Myanmar’
  • Mr. David Madden, Founder & CEO of Phandeeyar
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:30 Afternoon Keynote: Building a Legacy as a Next Gen

  • Mr. Alvin Li, Co-Founder & CEO, GIVO
14:30 – 15:15 Panel 3: Social Investment in Energy Initiatives in Myanmar

  • Moderator : Thiri Thant Mon, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Sandanila
  • U Ken Tun, CEO, Parami Energy
  • Mr. Pariphan Uawithya, Associate Director, Rockefeller Foundation
15:15 – 15:30 Tea Break
15:30 – 16:45 Panel 4: Finding Finance : Micro-Finance and Impact Investment

  • Moderator : Ms. Caroline McLaughlin, Director of Partnerships, AVPN
  • Daw Debbie Aung Din, Co-Founder, Proximity Designs
  • Mr. Gonzalo Gonzalez, CEO, DAWN Myanmar
  • Mr. Bradley Kopsick, Myanmar Country Manager, Insitor Management
16:45 – 17:00 Next Steps
Speakers include:

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This is a by invitation only event. For any queries, please contact us at [email protected]

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